Google’s “Downtown West” Project in San Jose Moves Forward with Updated Plans and Draft Environmental Impact Report

NEWS RELEASE: Google’s “Downtown West” Project in San Jose Moves Forward with Updated Plans and Draft Environmental Impact Report

A key milestone for Google, Inc.’s approximate 80-acre Downtown West Mixed-Use Project in San José is being reached on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, as the City publishes the next iteration of the project plans and related draft environmental impact report (DEIR). Google originally submitted a development application to the City on October 10, 2019; today Google has submitted updated plans and the remaining documents that enable further public input as well as enabling the City to complete its review process. This puts the project on track to reach the City Council for their consideration and possible approval in Spring 2021.

“The Downtown West project, combined with our investments in transit nearby, will catalyze the revitalization of our city’s core and transform a city built for automobiles into a city built for people,” said Mayor Sam Liccardo. “Particularly amid all the challenges of this pandemic, I’m grateful for the persistent collaboration between Google and City staff to enable our community to benefit from thousands of jobs, affordable apartments, vibrant retail and restaurants, public plazas, and park space.”

“Google and City staff have worked incredibly hard to keep the project moving forward through the pandemic, which delayed the project review and related outreach by a few months. We are elated to reach this milestone and publicly share the Downtown West Updated Submittal and DEIR,” said Rosalynn Hughey, director of the Department of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement. […]

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